Do I need to use a moisturizer? For starters, you need to determine if you have dry or oily skin? A moisturizer in and of itself is not an anti-aging product, as most people think. It is formulated for dry skin to help retain moisture/water in the epidermal layer (top layer) of your skin. It is a great friend if you have dry skin. It can be your worst enemy if you are an oily skin person who already has more than enough of nature’s best moisturizer – OIL. This fallacy in the industry that everyone needs to use moisturizer is one of reasons that we see so many people seeking help for adult acne. Not everyone NEEDS a moisturizer. In fact, for some people using a moisturizer can be a big mistake. Now isn’t this a different point of view? But it’s true.